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General News of Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Source: ghananewsagency.org

Working for Ghana’s prosperity is on my heart – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed the need to build a wealthy nation and improve living conditions of Ghanaians by showing solidarity to each other in the wake of any adversity.

He explained that working for the prosperity of Ghana remained dear to his heart, and called on all to continue to show solidarity and concern to one another and be good citizens towards the realisation of his dream.

The President said this yesterday during the funeral rites of the mother of the Upper West Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Abdul Rahman Abubakar, in Wa, which attracted stalwarts of the ruling party, sympathisers and a large crowd of Muslim clerics.

He was in the company of acting National Chairman of NPP, Mr Fredie Blay; Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama; Interior Minister Mr Ambrose Dery; and a Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye, among several government and party functionaries.

He described the Regional Chairman as a stalwart of the NPP who had devoted his energy for over 20 years working for the progress of the governing party, which now controls five parliamentary seats out of 11 in the region.

Before the 2016 polls, the party had no seat

President Akufo-Addo said: “I came here to show Alhaji Abdul Rahaman that I am a good friend. Everybody will go [die] one by one, but we have to show solidarity and concern to each other, and that is important.”

He urged the people to continue to be good citizens as his administration continued to work to generate prosperity for the country, stressing that “working for the prosperity of Ghana is on my heart.”